Anil Patil

Anil Patil

Founder and Executive Director

Anil has 20 years experience in the international development sector as a veterinarian, development worker, grant maker and trustee. Skilled at building effective networks, he has extensive experience in delivering positive change for the public benefit in the fields of community mental health, disability and farmed animal welfare as well as community based interventions in developing countries. Experiences in his professional and personal life led him to establish Carers Worldwide in 2012 and continue to fuel his passion to transform the lives of unpaid family carers. Anil became an International Ashoka Fellow in 2015.

Ruth Patil

Ruth Patil

Fundraising and Communications Officer

Ruth has over twenty years experience in the health, disability and international development sectors, both in the UK and South Asia. She combines her work influencing the lives of carers in low and middle income countries with advocacy work on behalf of parent carers in the UK.

Chris Underhill

Chris Underhill

Chair of Trustees

Chris has spent 46 years committed to assisting marginalised people either in the UK or overseas. He has started up, managed or been a trustee of numerous charities specialising in championing new ideas and innovations in rehabilitation, appropriate technology and leadership. He is currently the Founder President of BasicNeeds, which began in 2000, and which shares some programme partners with Carers Worldwide. He is a Senior Ashoka Fellow; he received the Skoll Foundation and Schwab Foundation awards for social entrepreneurship, and was recently made a partner to the Clinton Global Initiative 2016. In 2000 he was made an MBE for his work in disability.

Siân Edwards

Siân Edwards

Trustee

Siân has over 25 years experience working in the voluntary sector, almost all of it in long term international development. Since 2007, Siân has been Director of the Andrews Charitable Trust supporting new and emerging charities with an increasing emphasis on encouraging business approaches and social enterprise. She is also Chair of the Rebecca Hussey Trust for Africans and mentor/founding trustee of Box Up Crime.

Sarah Ridley

Sarah Ridley

Trustee

Sarah is a skilled strategic leader and change manager with over 25 years’ experience delivering award-winning results in the not-for-profit sectors in the UK and US. Since 2014, she has been the Chief Grants Officer at the London Marathon Charitable Trust.

Sue Taylor

Sue Taylor

Treasurer

Sue has over 25 years’ experience working as an accountant, predominantly in the financial services sector. Since 2017 she has been the UK Finance Director for TowerBrook Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Prior to that she was the Chief Financial Officer of Lepe Partners, a boutique investment bank. Previously, she worked for Iveagh, a private investment house owned by the Guinness family.